Raytheon's Next Generation Jammer Power System Passes Technology Readiness Tests
Milestone demonstrates maturity of Raytheon technology
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A critical power generation subsystem of Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Next Generation Jammer has demonstrated its technical maturity through successful completion of a series of sea and altitude level wind tunnel tests.
With the power system housed in a full-scale model of its NGJ pod, Raytheon demonstrated full power generation, transient load switching and effective thermal control of the unit. The testing was completed in operationally relevant environmental conditions at Arnold Air Force Base, Tullahoma, Tenn.
"Effective radiated power is one of the Next Generation Jammer's key requirements," said Mark Kula, vice president of Tactical Airborne Systems for Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems business. "These test results confirm the Raytheon NGJ system achieved better than required power production to enable full effective radiated power within drag performance expectations."
Raytheon's NGJ Solution
Raytheon's Next Generation Jammer combines agile, high-powered beam jamming techniques and sophisticated solid-state electronics. Raytheon is currently in the technology maturation stage of the competition for the U.S. Navy's NGJ program, with plans to continue maturation testing in 2012.
Raytheon Company, with 2010 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 89 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter at @raytheon.
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